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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Got some parts for the Super today. Friend Dustin gave me the tail light housing to replace the rusty one, and I happened to come across a really cheap set of Civic seats on Facebook marketplace. The prelude seats I got earlier got ruined by my wifeís cat peeing on them. These look like theyíll fit pretty nicely.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Can you document how you mount those seats? Will they slide back & forth? They look like they sit low.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

vamram wrote:
Can you document how you mount those seats? Will they slide back & forth? They look like they sit low.


Sure can. Preliminary plan is to weld the bottom part of the old VW seat to the new Honda seat and the way itíll use the stock VW track and be completely reversible. Did the same thing on my wifeís Thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Got some more paint off of the Super today. Took the guts out of the door and sanded the rest of it too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

What colour are you painting this beast?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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What colour are you painting this beast?


Orange, and most likely either the clementine it was originally or something really close to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Good to see another WV VW getting love and attention!

Making good progress mountaineer! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

AlmostHeavenWV_VW wrote:
Good to see another WV VW getting love and attention!

Making good progress mountaineer! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

What method are you using to strip the paint?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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What method are you using to strip the paint?


Iím using a dual action sander and Iíve been through about 90 sheets of 80 grit peal and stick paper. In some of the corners and along the edges Iíve been using a wire wheel on grinder. Once I get all the flat areas sanded Iím going to drag it out to the driveway and media blast the hard to get to areas.

That being said, I started on the passenger door.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Nice progression on the work, I might be following suit in my near future... I will keep following your posts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

What are you doing to prevent flash rust?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Iím about to epoxy primer the whole car.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Great, lets see some pics of prep and paint , thanks and good luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Got some pre Super Bowl work done on the Super today.


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Got the passenger door stripped. Found a small rust spot on the inside of the door which I welded shut. Took the old one of the car and fitted up the new door. Almost got all the old paint off that I can get off with a sander. Going to have to drag it out into the driveway and blast the inside of it, as well as all the corners and edges.

When I was done I started assembling my new planishing hammer and the stand Iím making for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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Welds need some help, but that was my day. Floated some of the dents out of 3 of the 3 fenders. Welded up the crack at the bottom of the drivers rear fender. Now I need to finish shaping it. Then I decided to start on the dash.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

That fender found its memory nicely. Cool

I like metal dash idea. Are you going too keep that super cool steering wheel? It has a fascinating shape and will make a good centerpiece.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Buggeee wrote:
That fender found its memory nicely. Cool

I like metal dash idea. Are you going too keep that super cool steering wheel? It has a fascinating shape and will make a good centerpiece.


Yep. Bought the wheel just for the car. Had one back in the 90s on my last 71 Super. Loved it so much when I got this car I searched out a good used one. Itís a Formuling Futura. Kinda of rare being a 3 spoke. Most Formuling wheels are 4 spokes. They also havenít made them in about 20 years. Shame, theyíre very high quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Been too long since I posted an update. I worked on the dash a little more, and had been blasting the inner fenders. I realized it was going to take forever so I just called in the mobile blast guy. He came out today.



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Wow lot of work. Coming along good.
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